Land Platforms

Algeria looks set to build more Fuchs-2 vehicles

11 October 2018

An image taken from the March 2017 issue of the Algerian military’s magazine shows a Fuchs-2 armoured vehicle emerging from the water tank of the testing area at the Rheinmetall-Algerie factory in Ain Smara. Source: El Djeich

The German company Rheinmetall announced on 8 October that it has received an order to provide an international customer with components for the manufacturing of Fuchs-2 6×6 armoured vehicles. It said the order is worth hundreds of millions of euros and that the components will be delivered between 2019 and 2020.

It did not identify the customer, but Algeria is the only country that produces the Fuchs-2 under licence.

The German press reported in 2014 that Berlin had approved a USD2.7 billion deal under which a factory would be established in Algeria to produce 980 Fuchs-2s.

The first Algerian Fuchs-2s were seen when Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah visited the Republican Guard's Special Intervention Regiment in May 2015.

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